calendar: what's on?
- STS 20 Reunion
- STS Seminar: Collecting Minerals in the early Nineteenth Century: The Royal Institution and Humphry Davy
- STS Seminar: Framing problems of anatomical representations in 18thC Florence and 19thC Britain
- STS Seminar: Are Chemical Substances Natural Kinds?
- STS Seminar: Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000
- STS Seminar: Early Years of the Biological Weapons Convention
- STS Seminar: Sarah Edwards
- STS Seminar: Julie Anderson
- STS Seminar: Donald MacKenzie
- STS Seminar: Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China
- STS Seminar: Who studies mathematical practice and why
- PUS Seminar: Scidev.net and science journalism in South America
- PUS Seminar: 19thC public astronomy
- New book: Presocratics and the Supernatural
- Annual Grant Lecture
- Talk: Paul Robeson
- Life and Death Drawing: Expression
- Death by Hair: from Colonial South West Africa to Nazi Germany
- Film: When Worlds Collide (1951)
- Create a Wiser World
- Inaugural Lecture: Experimental State
- James Lovelock, Gaia, and science on a pagan planet
- TALK: Always looking at the stars...
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Inaugural Lecture: Experimental State
Publication date: Feb 6, 2014 9:37:54 AM
Start: May 7, 2014 6:30:00 PM
Location: UCL Anatomy Building (JZ Young Lecture Theatre)
The Experimental State
Professor Jon Agar
07 May 2014, 18:30pm
UCL Anatomy Building, JZ Young Lecture Theatre (map)
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Free. No need to book.
In recent years, there have been calls for government to behave more like science, for example, by conducting trials or by learning from experiments. But we can also learn from history. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Jon Agar considers how the post-war history of the United Kingdom can be understood as an ‘experimental state’.
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